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Cultivators

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EVENTS

Latest high-speed disc cultivators set to work at Tillage-Live

Designed primarily for shallow cultivation of stubbles, the short disc cultivator, has become an increasingly popular farming tool – and so the makes, models, features and options available have multiplied. Underlining their appeal,…

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Archive

Ground rules - preparation is the key to success

A seed drill designed for minimum tillage and plough-based crop establishment techniques formed the centre piece of a vast Simba Great Plains display at Cereals 2011, which not only demonstrated…

Cereals 2011 puts the latest cultivation kit through its paces

The now-familiar cultivator format of deep soil loosening tines combined with discs to work the seed-bed will feature prominently among the live equipment demonstrations at Cereals as suppliers set out…

Amazone adds three more precision drills to its EDX range

Amazone has launched three new mounted versions of its EDX precision air seeder on top of the two it already offers. Called the EDX 6000-2, EDX 6000-2C and EDX 6000-2FC,…

Vaderstad TopDown tops out in Masstock OSR trial

To plough or not to plough? Direct-drill or sub-soil and seed in one pass? These are questions that are at the forefront of many oilseed rape growers' minds at this…

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Case studies

CULTIVATORS

£90,000 Koeckerling cultivator proves a hit for Herts farmers

Koeckerling’s biggest Allrounder cultivator comes with a rather shocking £90,000 price tag, but its ability to form a decent seed-bed and eat thousands of acres means it has already justified…

ARABLE

Video: Grower cuts fuel costs as new drill hits blackgrass

The need to slash soaring fuel costs while tackling blackgrass at the same time has led to a wholesale change in establishment system on one Leicestershire estate. Farming 1,130ha of…

CULTIVATION AND DRILLING

How new packer rollers extend farmer’s drilling window

Packer rollers and presses may be one of the more mundane components of any cultivation fleet, but they are often a key element in making seedbed preparation a success – or a failure.…

MACHINERY

Farmer's home-made subsoiler-harrow smashes clay soils

Hayling Island farmer Simon Walter has come up with the perfect system for transforming his tough clay land into a fluffy seed-bed in just one pass. His home-brewed cultivator uses…

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News

CULTIVATORS

Agricast to make DD packers after original patent expires

Cultivation parts seller Agricast has unveiled its version of the famed DD press ring after Simba’s patent expired. It used the defunct Lincs firm’s original design – first introduced in…

TECHNOLOGY

Autonomous robots drill a 50ha maize crop

Controlled by an app, a French technology company has built three highly accurate robots that are cultivating, drilling and caring for a 50ha crop of maize, completely autonomously. The project…

MACHINERY

Lamma 2018: Drills and cultivators out in force

Farmers looking to invest in new drills or cultivation kit were given plenty of options at Lamma 2018. Both big names and lesser-known brands were on display and we've rounded…

MACHINERY

Vaderstad unveils multirow Ferox cultivator

For crops that need a thoroughly-worked seed-bed, Väderstad has come up with a new multirow tine cultivator to work soil at 10-12cm depths. The Ferox makes its UK debut in…

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Test and reviews

MACHINERY

Spirit fertiliser and seed into place

Growers in Scotland who like to put down some fertiliser with their cereal seed will welcome the  the Spirit Next System Disc Combo (SDC). Using standard components throughout, the SDC…

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Video

ARABLE

Video: Grower cuts fuel costs as new drill hits blackgrass

The need to slash soaring fuel costs while tackling blackgrass at the same time has led to a wholesale change in establishment system on one Leicestershire estate. Farming 1,130ha of…

Tillage Event 2009

The two Tillage 2009 events take place at Down Ampney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire on 15 September and Kelso, Roxburghshire on 1 October. Both events offer farmers a great chance to see the latest…

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